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2-Day: Psychopharmacology Certificate Course for Mental Health Clinicians
2-Day: Psychopharmacology Certificate Course for Mental Health Clinicians

Where:   WOBURN, MA

When:  Monday, August 26, 2019 - Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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$439.99
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$399.99
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$399.99
2+ Group Rate: per person
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Location

COURTYARD BOSTON/WOBURN NORTH
700 UNICORN PARK DRIVE
WOBURN, MA 01801
Phone:  781-938-9001
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Course Description:

Clients taking psychotropic medications need an advocate who can help them make sense of the whirlwind of information regarding what drugs are good for what conditions, potentially dangerous side effects and adverse reactions, and possible alternative treatments. They need someone who can not only effectively communicate vital information to them but can also collaborate with prescribers to determine the best course of action to take. Simply put, these clients need you, and so you need this current and comprehensive certificate training in psychopharmacology.

As a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner with full independent prescriptive practice, Susan Marie, PHD, PMHNP, CARN-NP has the expertise necessary to guide you through the newest advances in psychopharmacology and contemporary trends in medication management. You will get the advantage of an intimate, in-depth look at the key issues from a vantage point that understands the experiences of clients, mental health professionals, and prescribers.

Susan’s engaging presentation includes many take home “pearls” you can use to teach your clients about their medications and how to protect them from concerning, dangerous or adverse effects. You will find this conference to have the most up-to-date medication information and how to use it most effectively with your clients.
Objectives:
  1. Describe the expanding role of the mental health clinician in issues related to client’s psychotropic medication use.
  2. Analyze the actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of antidepressants.
  3. Explain how to recognize problematic prescribing patterns related to benzodiazepines and what can be done to resolve them.
  4. Summarize effective strategies for improving outcomes of clients taking mood stabilizers.
  5. Determine how to help clients manage possible side effects of antipsychotic medications.
  6. Explore psychotropic medication treatment options for clients with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
  7. Contrast the benefits and risks of using hypnotics vs. alternative treatment options for sleep disorders.
  8. Determine how to effectively incorporate medication treatment options for substance use disorders into an overall plan of care.
  9. Communicate the efficacy of psychotropic medication in treating eating disorders and how to integrate their use with psychotherapy.
  10. Evaluate the unique medication treatment considerations for geriatric clients
  11. Scrutinize the use of psychopharmacology interventions for women’s health issues in light of the current evidence.
  12. Ascertain the effectiveness of complementary and alternative agents for treatment of psychiatric conditions.
OUTLINE

THE VITAL, AND EXPANDING, ROLE OF THE MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN IN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Understand, and explain, drug metabolism and mechanism of action
  • Recognize when to refer for medication, and how to increase client interest and participation
  • Develop highly effective collaborations with prescribers

WHAT THE MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT:

Depressive Disorders
  • Neurochemistry of depression
  • Controversy regarding antidepressants and placebo – Who to treat when?
  • Types of antidepressants – pearls and pitfalls of different agents
  • Managing side effects
  • Treatment-Resistant Depression and drug combinations
Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, & Trauma-Related Disorders
  • Neurochemistry of anxiety
  • SGAD, panic disorder, phobias
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Physiological interventions
  • Anti-anxiety medications
    • Antidepressants
    • The many other options often ignored
  • Benzodiazepines: risks and benefits
    • How to recognize problematic prescribing patterns
    • Getting off benzos: key pearls for success
  • Managing side effects
Bipolar Disorder
  • Neurochemistry and symptoms
  • The Bipolar Spectrum concept & DSM-5® changes
  • Types of mood stabilizers, when to use which and potential adverse effects
    • Lithium
    • Anticonvulsants
    • Atypical antipsychotics
    • Augmenting agents
  • Effective strategies for improving outcomes for clients
    • Using blood levels effectively – what the prescriber may not be watching
  • Treating pregnant or potentially pregnant women with bipolar disorder
Psychotic Disorders/Schizophrenia
  • Neurochemistry of psychosis and schizophrenia
  • Antipsychotic Medications:
    • First generation (typical)
    • Second generation (atypical)
  • Managing side effects
    • Extrapyramidal symptoms and TD
    • Metabolic problems – what blood tests are needed and when
    • Preventing Diabetes Mellitus
  • Recognizing hyperprolactinemia – and why you need to know
  • Use of atypical antipsychotics for multiple disorders
  • Pregnancy and psychotic disorders
Attentional Disorders
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Neurochemistry of ADHD
  • Controversy about treatment of ADHD with stimulants
  • Substance abuse and ADHD
  • Stimulant medications
  • Non-stimulant options
  • Managing side effects
Sleep Disorders
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Chicken or the egg? What came first, sleep problems or mental illness?
  • Controversy about treating sleep problems with hypnotics
  • Sleep interventions that really work
  • Hypnotic medications: risks and benefits
  • Alternatives to hypnotics
  • Recognizing adverse effects
Substance Use Disorders
  • Neurochemistry of addiction & habit development
  • Drugs of abuse and interaction with psychiatric medications
    • Caffeine
    • Nicotine
  • Marijuana (discussion of medical marijuana, cost vs. benefit)
  • Others
  • Challenging the old thinking about when to prescribe for clients with dual diagnosis – what we now know
  • Medication assisted treatments for addictions
    • Alcohol
    • Nicotine
    • Cannabis
    • Opiates
  • Behavioral addictions – what we know works
Eating Disorders
  • Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder
  • Weight gain from psychotropic medications
  • Recognizing medical emergencies
    • Standard of care for lab work
  • Integrating psychotherapy with psychopharmacology
Special Populations: Geriatric
  • Specialized guidelines for geriatric clients
  • Discussion of dementia treatment
  • Antipsychotic controversy
Special Populations: Women
  • Hormonal issues in mood disorders & anxiety
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding -
    • Presenting the choices
    • Resources for you and your clients
  • The dangerous, the concerning, and the possibly good options for psychopharmacology
Use of Complementary and Alternative Agents Across Psychiatric Conditions
  • Safety issues
  • Proven efficacy and dosin
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Psychiatrists
  • Other Mental Health & Healthcare Professionals

SUSAN MARIE, PH.D., PMHNP, CARN-AP

Susan Marie, Ph.D., CARN-AP, a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner with full independent prescriptive practice and certification in addictions, brings to you over 30 years of clinical experience with highly vulnerable clients with suicidality, co-occurring addiction, homelessness, serious mental illnesses, traumatic brain injuries, and persistent pain conditions. She is noted for her “pearls and pitfalls” of psychopharmacology. Her passions are radical respect for people with serious mental illnesses & addictions, excellence in psychopharmacology, and integrating psychotherapeutic interventions for clients with PTSD, addictions and chronic pain.

Dr. Marie is Senior Clinical Director for Behavioral Health at Old Town Clinic, Central City Concern and Associate Professor at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. She teaches nationally on psychopharmacology as well as suicide assessment and intervention.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Susan Marie is an Associate Professor for Oregon Health & Science University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Susan Marie has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Massachusetts Counselors: This program has been approved for 12.5 Category I MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. Expires: 08/26/2020. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Massachusetts Marriage & Family Therapists: This activity has been certified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners
This program offers 760 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 12.6 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement to receive credit. It is your responsibility to submit your certificate of successful completion and a copy of the seminar brochure to your licensing board.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Psychologists & Psychiatrists
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Psychiatrists
PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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